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Cambodia’s Land Swindles

In Cambodia, when developers want to create a new apartment complex or retail center, they don’t negotiate to buy the land from the current owners or occupants. They simply grease the palms of local officials, call out the constables and move in the bulldozers. This is what happens in societies where the public has no legal recourse, and no access to guns, to defend themselves from corrupt rulers.

Enemies of the People

The Khmer Rouge regime massacred an estimated two million Cambodians — the most deadly and brutal genocide since World War II. Why did this rogue regime turn on its own people in the infamous killing fields? Follow journalist Thet Sambeth as he interviews the men and women who committed this carnage and asks them to explain their actions. Here’s an extended except from his work — 10 years in the making — and nominated for three 2012 News and Documentary Emmys in the categories of Long Form Investigative Reporting, Outstanding Achievement in Research and Best Documentary. Visit the film’s website at http://enemiesofthepeoplemovie.com/ H/T theifilestv

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